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A DROITWICH charity which aims to provide much-needed defibrillators across the town has received £500 from Aviva Community Funding

A DROITWICH charity which aims to provide much-needed defibrillators across the town has received £500 from Aviva Community Funding. Droitwich AED (Automated External Defibrillators) will use the donation towards the installation of new 24/7 Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) for WANDS Children’s Centre, to cover the Westlands Estate, and St Peters Scout Hall. The charity,…

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Sports & Leisure

A football club has responded to the collapse of a referee during a local cup final to take delivery of a life-saving defibrillator

A football club has responded to the collapse of a referee during a local cup final to take delivery of a life-saving defibrillator. Holwell Sports FC is training up members to use the equipment, which will also be available to use for bowlers and tennis players who compete at neighbouring clubs on the site at…

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Youth & Education

Charity presents life-saving defibrillator to Helensburgh Scouts and Guides

Charity Heartstart presented a life-saving defibrillator to Scouts and Guides in John Street Hall in Helensburgh. Sheenah Nelson, Helensburgh and Garelochside Rotary’s HeartStart coordinator, joined the Scouts and Guides group at the hall last week alongside Gary Mulvaney, managing director at Helensburgh Toyota – who paid for the lifesaving equipment costing £1500. The local Brownies…

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Wel Medical’s Ian Pearse performed life-saving emergency CPR on fellow West Ham United supporter Ian Perry after he collapsed outside Wembley Stadium

A football fan from Fleet has been thanked for saving a fellow supporter’s life. Ian Pearse jumped into action when he spotted a West Ham United supporter collapse outside Wembley Stadium. Ian Perry, 73, and his son, Wayne, were queuing outside the ground minutes before kick-off in the Carabao Cup tie between their beloved Hammers and Tottenham Hotspur when…

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Two community groups have donated heart defibrillators to a junior school and a church

The Tommy Cooper Society presented its lifesaving machine – used on patients who have suffered a cardiac arrest – to the Van Road United Reformed Church and Vanguard Centre in Caerphilly town. Meanwhile, Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn Community Council has also donated a defibrillator to Hendre Junior School in Trecenydd. Community councillor Bill Allen, who…

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The generosity of an anonymous donor could prove a lifesaving gesture at a village hall near Stafford.

Haughton Village Hall Committee has used the funds to buy and install a public access defibrillator at the Newport Road community centre. Last week Paul Mulvey from defibrillator supplier Wel Medical handed over the medical kit, which is used to administer vital treatment in the event of cardiac arrest, and gave a free demonstration of…

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Medical Professionals

STONE COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS GET NEW DEFIBRILLATOR

Earlier in the year it became apparent to members of Stone Community First Responders (CFR’s) that necessary consumable parts for their existing defibrillator were becoming obsolete and extremely difficult to obtain. Therefore a fundraising campaign was started to purchase a new replacement machine. Lilley Moor and the Hillderstone village hall committee were kind enough to…

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Sports & Leisure

Hilda Park Football Club installs defibrillator at its ground near Chester-le-Street

A FOOTBALL club has installed a defibrillator at its new home. Hilda Park RFC recently moved into new premises at the former Pelton Roseberry School, in Newfield. The Football Association and British Heart Foundation are working together to offer vital defibrillators for sale at discounted rates to be installed at grounds around the country. The…

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Eight new defibrillators placed at Co-operative stores in Burton, Swadlincote and Ashby

Eight lifesaving pieces of equipment have been placed in the heart of the community in Burton, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire thanks to Central England Co-operative. The society has installed eight defibrillators across the area as part of a scheme that will see hundreds of the lifesaving devices put in place at outlets across…

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National initiative with the BHF and The FA launched to install lifesaving defibrillators at grassroots and amateur football clubs in England

iPAD has partnered with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) for their national campaign with The FA to install lifesaving defibrillators at grassroots and amateur football clubs throughout England. A dedicated website http://www.footballdefibs.org has been set up so that all FA grass roots clubs that meet the requirements can apply for a defibrillator package, the cost of which is being…

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